The insanity of nonstop NFL coverage reaches its peak in the dog days of summer, because while the 2020 draft is more than nine months away, it’s still not too early to make your picks.
Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated released his second annual Christmas-in-July NFL mock draft this week and he projects the Broncos to select Alabama defensive tackle Raekwon Davis at No. 10 overall. What might that mean for Denver? Two quick thoughts.
1. Davis is a monster 6-foot-7, 300-pound run stuffer who likely would have been a 2019 first-round pick had he declared early instead of returning to Tuscaloosa for his senior season. The Broncos must continue building defensive line depth and especially if veteran edge rusher Derek Wolfe is not re-signed in 2020. An explosive interior rush to pair with outisde linebackers Von Miller and Bradley Chubb would be a nightmare for opposing defenses.
2. This is the second summer NFL mock draft with the Broncos picking inside the top-10 (following Todd McShay’s projection of LSU safety Grant Delphit to Denver at No. 3 overall). Bad news for the early public perception of Year 1 under coach Vic Fangio. Picking that high, and not via trade, means the Broncos finish with a losing record in three consecutive seasons for the first time since the early 1970s. So while Davis is potentially a franchise building player, Broncos Country is wise to root against the opportunity to draft him in 2020 if they want to also enjoy next season.
— Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post
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